Bruno Speder and Adrian Wildfire, MS, describe how the concept is being applied to help develop vaccines against a number of common diseases, including influenza, rhinoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, cholera, malaria, dengue, and Salmonella typhi.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Capsugel: Choosing the Right Pharmaceutical Design, Development & Manufacturing Partner
Pharmaceutical companies today increasingly require specialized design, development, and manufacturing partners to help bring new and improved drugs to market. These companies need partners of…
Adam Dion, MSc, indicates declining R&D productivity and increased development costs have negatively impacted biopharmaceutical companies, and the need for them to maximize productivity and lower costs in their commercial operations will cause them to look to CRO partners as they enter into outsourcing arrangements.
Kevin James and Robert G. Hunter of BCC Research say significant growth within the biopharmaceuticals industry is spurring unprecedented innovation in and demand for cell culture products for the purposes of drug discovery and safety testing. While 2D cell cultures have been in laboratory use since the 1950s, the market for 3D cultures has witnessed spectacular growth throughout the past decade.
Kevin James and Shalini S. Dewan of BCC Research believe eliminating the risk of contamination is the greatest challenge faced by manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals, and currently, this requires high-level monitoring of critical manufacturing processes. Single-use technology aids biopharmaceutical manufacturers in overcoming this challenge by reducing or eliminating the need for sterilization between batches, thereby improving operational efficiency.
Divyaa Ravishankar, Frost & Sullivan Analyst, focuses on the innovations around self-monitoring glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring devices, providing in-depth competitive intelligence on some of the technologies and non-invasive techniques.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Unither Pharmaceuticals: Premeasured Dosage Forms to Improve Medication Adherence
Eric Goupil, CEO Unither Pharmaceuticals, speaks frankly about medication adherence, Unither’s technology, and some of the challenges that they face today.
Divyaa Ravishankar, MS, indicates LOC-based devices are an integration of multiple disciplines and the miniaturization of the major laboratory procedures. Recently, these devices are branching into additional aspects of healthcare, such as drug delivery, stem cell, environmental monitoring, and synthetic biology.
Degenhard Marx, PhD, and Matthias Birkhoff, discuss how the use of preservatives in eye drops is still controversial, but more and more evidence supports the use of unpreserved eye drops for treatment of chronic diseases.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Vetter: Helping Small Biotech Companies Execute a Successful Drug Development Process
Dr. Susanne Resatz, President of Vetter Development Services USA, Inc., discusses the many benefits to small biotech companies in utilizing a full-service CDMO, and what advanced services the Chicago-based facility offers its growing customer base.
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PAREXEL Advances Patient-Centric Drug Development With Introduction of its Patient Innovation Center
PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading innovator of global biopharmaceutical services, today announced the launch of its Patient Innovation Center, designed to help guide sponsors in their efforts to improve efficiency and success across all areas of biopharmaceutical development including clinical trial design, recruitment, execution and market access.
Metrion Biosciences Limited and AMRI recently announced they have signed a new collaboration agreement. The alliance will promote Metrion’s electrophysiology and ion channel screening expertise to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
SunGen Pharma recently announced it has entered into a Manufacturing Agreement with Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM) to manufacture generic injectable pharmaceutical products.
Nevakar Inc. recently announced it entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Endo International plc’s subsidiary, Endo Ventures Limited, for the development of five differentiated, sterile injectable products in the US and Canada.
Automated, high sensitivity spectroscopic analyses for the development, formulation and manufacture of biotherapeutics are now available thanks to RedShiftBio’s new AQS3pro protein characterization platform. The system is based on Microfluidic Modulation Spectroscopy (MMS) technology. Read this application note to learn about how MMS characterizes higher order protein structures, the mechanisms of protein stability, aggregation, protein similarity and quantitation.